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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Specialist Teacher/ Assessor

London Borough of Havering
To be confirmed
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
06/08/2021 at 15:40
London Borough of Havering

Grade 7- £35,751 - £39,867pa (Candidates who have previously submitted an application need not apply.)

Havering Adult College are now looking to recruit a full-time Specialist Teacher Assessor to join a dynamic Adult College , who will plan, deliver and assess on a range of new and established courses for Teaching Assistants and other education professionals.

Havering Adult College offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects and venues across the Borough to learners aged 16+. We have a strong commitment to Equality and Diversity, and welcome learners of all abilities from all backgrounds. Our excellent commitment to safeguarding has been recognised by Ofsted at our last two inspections.

The role includes teaching across a range of academic levels in the area of Education and Training, of which our Level 2 and Level 3 Teaching Assistant provision forms a large part, as does undertaking work-based assessments of teaching practice on teacher training qualifications. You will have responsibility for planning, delivering and assessing on a range of new and established courses and learning opportunities with a variable number of teaching hours in your specialist curriculum area as apart of your full time role. Specialist Teacher Assessors also provide mentoring support for new sessional teachers, and undertake formal internal quality assurance monitoring as directed to support the work of the wider team.

You will have an understanding of Equality and Diversity, and an appreciation of the requirements of teachers under the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults regulations.

The successful candidate should hold the following essential criteria:

Demonstrable experience of teaching and assessing (including work-place assessments in situ) on Teaching Assistant courses, as well as experience of working on their own initiative within established guidelines is essential. Being able to respond flexibly to change is also essential.

It is essential that you hold a Level 5 post-compulsory teaching qualification (PGCE , Cert Ed , DET or equivalent), an assessors qualification at Level 4 (TAQA or equivalent) and have recent experience of working in schools as either a teacher or a Teaching Assistant.  In the case of an exceptional applicant, we would consider someone prepared to work towards, and complete, their Assessor qualification within six months.

It would be useful for the candidate to also have the following desirable criteria:

  • Experience of Internal quality assurance across a range of awarding institutions
  • Have access to a vehicle with business use insurance
  • Have experience of mentoring and supporting inexperienced teachers

You must have the ability to work on your own initiative and have extensive knowledge and skills related to the area(s) of work you will be undertaking, specifically engaging with stakeholders, engaging with the public as well as an ability to manage your time and calendar effectively.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and professional team, and will be well supported by our experienced management team.

If you have any questions about the post, please contact Kevin Thorpe on 01708 432724 or email Kevin.Thorpe@havering.gov.uk

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All applications must be made online. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 6th August 2021  however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful and invited to an assessment day. 

Successful candidates will be required to produce a presentation prior to attending.

The assessment and interview process will consist of three parts – a presentation, a simulation and a formal interview.

The assessment days will be held on the week commencing Monday 16th August 2021.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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